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JRscooby

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Not RV. Hauling a "light" load on a 7 axle rig, thinking of a easy ride across the state on 2 lane and lightly traveled 4 lane. On a down hill, see a mini-van coming down side road to stopsign Holy Snot! He is PULLING A BOBCAT! I'm on the Jakes, dropping cogs, but he gets stopped at the sign. Watch him turn to follow me. Would prefer to have him in front, hamn sure don't want close behind. Twist the Cats tail to get up the next grade, and well Bell, looks like yep, just meet the State weight watcher. Yes, he's making a U behind the mini-van, strobes flashing. I'm thinking a possible disaster is missed, nope, he's passing the van. My CB "RGN, there is a wide shoulder about half mile up on the left, would you pull in there?"
And we spend some time making sure I have all the permits I need, and log book is up to date...
The machine I was hauling, I would be under 80 and 12-34-34 on my step-deck, but I was back haul with 4 axle tractor and 3 axle lowboy. No way to be over axles...

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JRscooby wrote:

Not RV. Hauling a "light" load on a 7 axle rig, thinking of a easy ride across the state on 2 lane and lightly traveled 4 lane. On a down hill, see a mini-van coming down side road to stopsign Holy Snot! He is PULLING A BOBCAT! I'm on the Jakes, dropping cogs, but he gets stopped at the sign. Watch him turn to follow me. Would prefer to have him in front, hamn sure don't want close behind. Twist the Cats tail to get up the next grade, and well Bell, looks like yep, just meet the State weight watcher. Yes, he's making a U behind the mini-van, strobes flashing. I'm thinking a possible disaster is missed, nope, he's passing the van. My CB "RGN, there is a wide shoulder about half mile up on the left, would you pull in there?"
And we spend some time making sure I have all the permits I need, and log book is up to date...
The machine I was hauling, I would be under 80 and 12-34-34 on my step-deck, but I was back haul with 4 axle tractor and 3 axle lowboy. No way to be over axles...


There was even less of a chance that said minivan was over the road bed design limits. Only a registration limit in that case. Hence you were the better target for getting ticket funds for the state.

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